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February 19, 2004
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Jews are criticizing a Canadian legislator for likening Israel’s security barrier to a concentration- camp fence. Speaking recently in Canada’s House of Commons, Pat O’Brien said Israel’s West Bank fence violates international law, denies human rights to the Palestinians and reduces the West Bank and the Gaza Strip “to the status of concentration camps.” Rochelle Wilner, national president of B’nai Brith Canada, said, “Mr. O’Brien’s comments have crossed the line and are totally unacceptable.”

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